Idaho Falls, Idaho
Incorporated in 1891, Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho. Home to more than 50,000 residents, Idaho Falls is the largest city in Eastern Idaho serving as a hub to all of eastern Idaho and much of western Wyoming. In 2010, the city was named as one of the "Top 100 Cities" by Money.CNN.com; one of the "Best Places to Raise Kids" by Business Week; one of the "Best Small Places for Business & Careers" by Forbes.com; and one of the top "100 Best Adventure Towns" by National Geographic.
Idaho Fall's economy was largely agriculturally focused until the Atomic Energy Commission opened the National Reactor Testing Station in the desert west of the city in 1949. On January 3, 1961, the site was the scene of the only fatal nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history causing one of the world's largest and most toxic nuclear meltdowns ever. In spite of the accident, the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), as it is known today, remains a major economic engine for the city of Idaho Falls, employing more than 8,000 people and functioning as an internationally renowned research center. Downtown Idaho Falls once struggled as the city expanded eastward, but it has been revitalized in recent years due to the efforts of local business owners and organizations. Idaho Falls serves as a regional hub for health care, travel and business in southeast Idaho.
Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Accordingly, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and their loved ones. Mesothelioma attorneys may be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Idaho Falls.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Idaho Falls
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Idaho Falls where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- A.E.C. Atomic Plant
- C.F. Brown
- E.G. & G.
- H.L. Electric
- Howard S. Wright & Associates
- Latter Day Saints Hospital
- Plateau Supply Company
- Raft River Turbine Generating Station
- Southern Industries Piping Company
- United States Atomic Energy Commission
- Utah-Idaho Sugar Company
- Waters Asbestos & Supply
- Westinghouse Electric Company
- Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Idaho, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.
Asbestos Related News in Idaho
The Grapevine addiction recovery group in Boise, Idaho, might be out of a meeting place after asbestos was found in the old firehouse the organization rents.
Idaho Transportation Department to pay $107,786 in fines per asbestos violations for not inspecting and reporting the hazardous material before demolition.